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August 2007

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings…

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings 100 Days, 100 Nights [MP3] from 100 Day, 100 Nights (Daptone Records) releasing October 2 in the U.S.       [MySpace]


New Wave of Directors

On July 30, 2007, two great directors died: Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni. Although these visionaries have died, their deaths have opened people’s eyes, appreciating current


Curb Your Enthusiasm

Critically acclaimed Curb Your Enthusiasm continues to make audiences laugh and is far from over. Based on Larry David’s life, the show maintains the “


Ted Leo and the Pharmacists

Punk-indie band Ted Leo and the Pharmacists continue their seemingly never-ending tour, building a strong following in the process. Formed in 1999, the band served as


The National

New York-based The National has been recently receiving widespread critical praise. The 5-man indie band was formed in 1999. In 2001, they released their first album, The


Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007)

Renowned director Ingmar Bergman created some of the greatest films ever made, influencing directors ranging from Woody Allen to Akira Kurosawa to Chan-wook Park. His


July 2007

Charles Mingus: Cornell 1964

Jazz legend Charles Mingus is still recognized today as one of the great jazz composers and performers. In 1956, Mingus released Pithecanthropus Erectus, his breakthrough album.


Zach Galifianakis

Comedian Zach Galifianakis continues to entertain audiences with his quirky, odd sense of humor. Host of the short lived talk show, Late World with Zach,


Maps: “You Don’t Know Her Name”

Maps Mute Records releases the latest single, “You Don’t Know Her Name”, from Map’s debut this Tuesday.  It will be a digital


Animal Collective

New York City’s Animal Collective continues to draw fans closer and naysayers further away with their experimental brand of rock. Started in 2000, Animal Collective


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